Leah Calvert Should Be Furious About Corey Simms' Plans for Their Daughter

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It has to be nothing short of heartbreaking for Leah Calvert and Corey Simms to come to terms with their daughter Aliannah's muscular dystrophy diagnosis, but it seems that they are on opposite sides of the spectrum in terms of coping. And amid reports that Corey does not want Aliannah using a wheelchair, it's clear that he's not quite ready to accept reality at this point in time.

Yes, Ali has made a great deal of progress with physical therapy and can walk on her own -- but there are times when she needs the wheelchair to get around because her muscles cannot support her weight.

A source told RadarOnline, "Leah is doing everything she can for Ali and she wants her to use the wheelchair to make her life better. Corey of course loves his daughter, but he's been more difficult to convince that it is the best thing for Ali. He doesn't want to accept that she does need the wheelchair."

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No parent wants to see their child suffering or in pain, but if Corey truly wants what is best for his daughter, he's going to have to accept her circumstances for what they are instead of trying to deny that she will struggle in life more than other kids. If doctors are recommending that she use one and it helps her get around, then that is the only thing that Corey should be concerned with. Not the fact that he wishes she were healthy. Or that raising her isn't going to be easy as the years go on.

And aside from making things easier on himself by accepting Ali's diagnosis -- he'll also do Leah a huge favor by keeping them on the same page as far as co-parenting goes. The last thing she needs is for Ali to suffer more setbacks when she's with Corey because he pushes her too hard -- or God forbid doesn't allow her to use the wheelchair when she desperately needs it. (Ugh. Doesn't the thought of that just break your heart?)

Do you think Corey is in denial?


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Sweet... Sweetie11742396

Corey needs to grow up realize that its ali that will suffer from his stupity he wouldnt wanna suffer if it was him that needed the assitance

nonmember avatar tonya

I'm sorry but from what I've seen on the show... Corey has more faith in their daughter then leah does. Don't get me wrong having a child with a problem is upsetting and stressful but to act like your daughter will never walk or "walk down the aisle" as said In one of the shows is crazy. At least have faith or if anything act like you do in front of the child. Instead of her and crying all the time in front of the child. Which is only so doing nothing but scaring her more and making her think negative rhings. As parents we have to be strong for our children. And if Corey believes in his daughter no one should stop that.

Kaitlyn Pritt

why is it anyone's business but theirs? we cant make him or her change their mind.

nonmember avatar Caitlin

I agree with Corey. I have a similar problem with m legs and I wish I was more independent with my walking and I think that's what Corey is trying to do with Ali. He doesn't want her to depend on her wheelchair. He wants her to be independent and don't let anything stop her from she wants to do.

nonmember avatar Leslie

By being on a tv show, it is everyones business.

nonmember avatar drAma free

Corey is an awesome father point blank.. Leah is a freaking self absorbed cry baby. I feel for her new husband. Divorce her while you still can

Mazie... Mazie0723

My mil was told to put my husband in a wheel chair when he was 7 because "he wont be able to walk by the time hes 21" he'll be 35 in a few weeks and still walking with out any difficulties. Sometimes you need to see it for yourself. He doesnt have MD but has muscle issues since birth due to medical malpractice.

nonmember avatar Denise

Maybe in a way Corey thinks it will help her strengthen her muscles. I don't have the condition & don't know anything about it but maybe he thinks if she doesn't cave in & use a wheelchair it will help her. Since when does Leah make her use the wheelchair? I have not seen any pictures of Alli in her wheelchair & I haven't seen her use it on the show either!

lovem... lovemykids4E

My 7 yo son has Duchenne muscular dystrophy so I know exactly what they are going through. With MD, you want to keep their muscles working as much and as long as possible but they tire out quick. If she needs a wheelchair then there's not much you can do. Hoping and praying isn't going to change the fact that she can't walk. Its hard to except the fact that your child is slowly dying in front of you. Arguing and not doing what's best is only going to make a hard situation worse. Hopefully they just do what the doctors suggest and love their daughters to the fullest. At the end of the day thats all that matters.

nonmember avatar Christina

I think Corey is right on point!

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